2104 / 18th annual Japan America Kite Festival to be held at Seal Beach, Oct. 19

Japan America Kite Fest 2014

Japan America Society Featured Events

18th Annual Japan America Kite Festival

Southern California’s Largest Kiting Event
Southern California’s Largest Kiting Event

Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Side of Seal Beach Pier
Seal Beach, CA MAP
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Free parking and shuttle service from SeaPort Marina Hotel!
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Free Admission

Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, GIANT Show kites, Taiko drum performance, Martial arts demonstrations, Traditional Japanese folk dancing, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Kite Battles and Stunt Kite demonstrations and much more!


Free children’s kite workshop – 10am to 2pm (while supplies last).

Kids game corner (Japanese yo-yo fishing, origami, face/hand painting, make a button with your name written in Japanese, Japanese character bookmark coloring, Japanese calligraphy and other games and crafts) – 10am to 2pm

Introductory lessons on precision sport kite by world champion, Chieko Tagami

Edo Amezaiku (Candy Sculpture Artist) Shawn Ichiyanagi – 11am to 2pm

Silent Auction

Japanese merchandise and official T-shirt will be on sale

Food trucks

Japanese Cultural Entertainment

Taiko performances by PROTA

Naginata demonstration by Southern California Naginata Federation

Traditional Japanese folk dancing by Azuma Ryu

Japanese Bon Odori dancing (traditional Japanese festival dance) led by Miles Hamada and Christine Inouye

and much more!

Checkout our official Facebook page for updates!

Co-presented by Japan America Society of Southern California, Up Up & Away Kites, Up Up & Away Kite Club